Friday, April 11, 2014

Lulu's favorite things GIVEAWAY: Jones Natural Chews *SPONSORED*

Jones Natural Chews is one of the sponsors of the Lulu's Favorite Things Campaign, which raises money for Harbor House of Central Florida's Paws for Peace Walk. Please consider donating to our campaign here. 

The Paws for Peace Walk is Saturday, April 26  at 9 a.m. at Blue Jacket Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Please join Team Beagle!


You know the old saying "give a dog a bone?"

The time-honored tradition of the dog chewing on a bone at his master's feet hasn't gone away, though it's more of a treat than the main meal. Stripping a bone is actually good for a dog's teeth, and it's a great way to keep a dog busy.

But rawhide is not the best thing for many dogs, and ESPECIALLY beagles. You have to worry about what kind of bone you give as well.

That's why I like Jones Natural Chews, and they are up first in our Lulu's Favorite things campaign.

It's not just Flea, JNC's quirky blogger that makes Jones great. Or her penchant for bringing chicks to conferences.

These products are great, and Lulu loves them.

Jones got its start as a family of butchers in the 1850s. But once Jones started offering to butcher and smoke the best cuts of meats for local farms in the 1970s, Jones also became a place to get great dog chews. After all, there's lots of bones and animal parts that would be thrown away otherwise.

In 1988, some of the Jones kids got together and started expanding on those dog chews. Today, Jones chews are USDA inspected, made in America and still family owned.

So what kind of animal parts are we talking about?

Here's some of our favorites:

Lulu absolutely loves pig ears. I like the pig ear snacks because I can give her a piece of pig ear and as a high-value snack. She doesn't get all the calories, and but gets a bit of something to chew (because pig ears are pretty high calorie).

Did you know? Many companies coat pig ears with a preservative. Sometimes it's glycerin. But that preservative can be a problem for beagles. I've even had some beagle people tell me it can cause seizures.

So when Lulu had what I assumed was a seizure last year, I looked into this. Jones uses no preservatives. They coat the ears with fat when they bake them. That's it. Lulu's been eating them for months, and no problems!

We also like these rib bones! But my favorites come with a special treat -- a piece of pig skin wrapped around. It's called a rib roller. Lulu has a stash of the bones under the recliner (kid you not). Every once in a while I hear her digging -- she's pulling a bone out to chew. She'll take a while to actually strip it and chew it, but she loves it when she does.

Then there are the TaffySnapz! It's like candy for dogs. It comes in all kinds of flavors. These sausage sticks are beef, rye flour and salt. That's it!

 They've got other great treats too -- filled bones, lamb lungs, windees -- trachea, which Mom's dog Cappy loves.

How do you get Jones Natural Chews?

They are available in pet stores, on Amazon and on Jones' -affiliated treat shop website.

There's a store locator on their website.

BUT -- you can win some Jones Natural Chews right now!

We are giving away a 20-piece Variety pack:
  • Beef Hooves
  • Beef Rib Bone pieces
  • Pork Skin Roll pieces
  • Pig Ear slices
  • Beef Bully Stick pieces
  • Steer Stick pieces
Here's an in-depth look from Jones Natural chews, with great info on each treat.  

To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter. The giveaway ends May 1, so hurry.

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The fine print:
This post is sponsored by Jones Natural Chews. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Jones Natural Chews, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. JNC is not responsible for the content of this article.


  1. SUH-WEET!!! I'm so glad Lulu loves Jones!!

  2. Mom Kim here - this is quite a variety pack - Shiloh'n Diva Shasta have not had the cow hooves or pig ears - bet they wood feel deprived if they knew such things existed.

  3. Heather Hayes PanjonApril 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    My Dogs Love The Pig Ears!

  4. My dogs really love ranhides, but I know they aren't the best things for them. I'm always looking for new ideas for them. I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and anyone who knows hounds knows they love chewing (and eating in general).

  5. We are huge fans of Jones Natural Chews here. I buy something from their line of products each month :)

    Good luck to everyone :)

  6. Who doesn't love Jones Natural Chews OR Miss Flea?!? Seriously...they are top-notch! I think it is wonderful that they are sponsoring Lulu's Favorite Things Campaign!
    *Cairn cuddles*

  7. Our pet store only carries a few items, so my guys are used to the Taffy. They love the beef liver taffy!

  8. JNC is a hit in our house. Luna loves all the treats, but her favorites are the ears and the stuffed bones!

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  10. Niles would love getting her paws on these yummy treats! :) What a great giveaway! Nailah's fav treat is... anything really!

  11. Bully sticks are probably the all time favorite here!

  12. My dogs love pig ears!

  13. We have never tried Jones Natural Chews but would love to win some to give them a try!

  14. My dogs generally like beefy chews. Thanks!

  15. Pig ears!

    Hannah Jurgelis


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